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Ep 28 Inside Procurement: predictions for 2021
Welcome to the first 2021 episode of Inside Procurement – The Smart Cube’s forum for looking at the ideas, trends and developments that are influencing procurement leaders and functions that we work with today.
In this episode, Omer Abdullah kicks off with four predictions for the procurement world in the year ahead – covering risk management, agility, intelligence-led procurement and ecosystem thinking.
With several COVID vaccines now rolling out, it’s unlikely that we’ll face quite the same level of disruption we’ve experienced over the past twelve months. For that reason, it’s with a sense of cautious optimism that we’ve compiled a list of four Procurement trends that are expected to dominate 2021 – along with some thoughts on what Procurement leaders should be thinking about to make sure this is a successful year.
Omer Abdullah is Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder for The Smart Cube. He works with Procurement and Strategy leaders at global organisations, transforming their teams to become value-driven and insight-led. Omer has more than 30 years of management consulting and global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe, and Asia. His prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America), Warner Lambert (USA), and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA, and a BBA from the University of East Asia.